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Holly Morris:
Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home.

TEDGlobal 2013 · 8:51 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home.
8:51 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident and, for the past 27 years, the area around the plant has been known as the Exclusion Zone. And yet, a community of about 200 people live there — almost all of them elderly women. These proud grandmas defied orders to relocate because their connection to their homeland and to their community are "forces that rival even radiation."

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